NORM OF THE NORTH: FAMILY VACATION (Theatrical release USA 2020)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Norm of the North: Family Vacation—average animated fare—continues to be plagued with lack of character development that can adequately connect to an audience. This movie seems like a package of quilting pieces that have been torn from many movies and pieced together in hopes of creating a ‘new’ animated feature. Norm of the North has this terrific polar bear with no where to go. He needs an original story, deeper character development that an audience can relate to, and an original/creative path to follow. It is like the creator of this wonderful animated figure doesn’t know him very well and doesn’t know what to do with him. A suggestion for the next sequel in the series is: Let the writer ‘get to know’ the bear, ‘like’ the bear (not for his animation), but for his personality, and then go on an adventure with him. The story that develops from that process will be original, fresh, and hopefully will raise Norm to the position he deserves. The other option is to let Norm die a peaceful death and develop new animation that has somewhere to go.

Storyline

Norm goes on an adventure to find his missing crown.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Anthony Bell for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Mike Bundlie, Ken Katsumoto, Anne Parducci, Steve Rosen, Amber Wang, Andrew Wang, and Mike Young for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chase (Voice of Jennifer Cameron), Fu/Polar Bear (Voice of Paul Dobson), Tiny/Mickey/Jim (Voice of Brian Drummond), Elizabeth/Maria (Voice of Lisa Durupt),

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. Children and adults will be better served with the Ice Age series or the Cars Series.

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